Burton W. Evans of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, formerly of Streator, IL died at home peacefully on October 5, 2018.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Born October 10, 1930 in Wauwatosa, WI he was the son of Lorn Evans and Margaret (Davidson) Evans. He married Joyce A. Lyons on June 6, 1953 in Streator, IL.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; daughters, Julie (Edward) Adamchak of Post Falls, ID and Diane (Martin) Johnston of Atoka, TN.; grandchildren, Daniel (Karen Skowera) Biros, Lorn Biros, Joseph (Stephanie) Adamchak, Burton (Patricia) Evans, Laura (Grant) Erwin and John Biros; step grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Howard, Tara (Richard) Hector, Monica (Blake) Hanks and Russell Johnston; four great- grandchildren, 10 step great- grandchildren, 2 step great-great- grandchildren, and a brother Robert Evans of Coatsville, PA.
Burton began farming in the Streator area in 1952. He later worked for The Super Dairy and then was part owner and operator of The Red Carpet Car Wash. He owned and operated Autoshine car detailing and Evans Furniture Restoration. He and his wife moved from Streator to Post Falls, ID in 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Kevin and a daughter Jane Ann.
Burton was a skilled craftsman and furniture restorer. He loved to travel and taught his children to explore this wonderful country and to love nature the way he did. He enjoyed history and was an avid flower gardener and bird watcher. His true passion was farming and absorbing the beauty and serenity of the Midwest. Above all else he loved his family and spending time with them.
His family would like to express their appreciation for the love and care provided to him by the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living in Coeur d' Alene and Hospice of North Idaho.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Idaho 2290 W. Prairie Avenue Couer d' Alene, ID or St. George's Catholic Church 2010 N. Lucas St. Post Falls, ID 83854.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com